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Morning six-pack: What we're reading Friday

Source: Apple

Happy Friday, as we continue to try to push the Morning Six-Pack to the top of the Amazon best-seller list.

Apple fanboys are no dummies: They've likely been holding out buying iPhones until the next model comes out, probably later this year. (CNET)

The Apple stock split has intensified talk that the company soon could become a Dow 30 component, (something this writer reported three years ago). (Wall Street Journal)

Thomas Piketty's top-selling new book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has people talking, but in a strange way: Everyone agrees that wealth disparity is a problem, but few like his solution, which essentially is to tax the daylights out of rich people until the problem is solved. Here are 10 alternatives. (Quartz)

Speaking of fancy new products, Elio Motors is rolling out a new prototype for its wild three-wheel vehicle. (The Truth About Cars)

Shed no tears for Alan Mulally: The outgoing Ford Motor CEO will leave with a nest egg in the neighborhood of $200 million. (CNNMoney)

And finally ... Being a homer is bad for the portfolio, or so says Goldman Sachs, which recommends investors make sure they have plenty of geographic diversification. CNBC.com's Matt Clinch brings it on home.

  • Jeff Cox is finance editor for CNBC.com.

  • Lawrence Develingne

    Lawrence Delevingne is the ‘Big Money’ enterprise reporter for CNBC.com and NetNet.

  • Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of "Fast Money."

Wall Street

  • Robert Shiller

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says that his key valuation indicator is flashing warning signs.

  • Lael Brainard

    The Fed is in the early stages of an analysis on changes in bond market liquidity, amid signs that liquidity may be less resilient than in past.

  • Bill Gross

    Janus Capital acquired a majority interest in Kapstream Capital and said Kapstream's Palghat will support Bill Gross as co-portfolio manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond strategy.